Michael Blake
Saxophonist Composer Arranger


In early 2020 The Canada Council of the Arts awarded Michael a grant from its Concept to Realization program to compose and record an album for Strings and Brazilian percussion. Later that year, during a lull in the pandemic he recorded with a stellar group featuring Mauro Refosco, Guilherme Monteiro, Rogerio Bocatto, Skye Steele, Chris Hoffman and Michael Bates. Michael also rearranged new versions of Merle the Pearl (Elevated) and The Meadows (Blake Tartare). The album, titled Dance of the Mystic Bliss will be released in the near future at some point. Stay tuned!

In May Michael will be among an illustrious community of musicians paying tribute to pianist/composer Frank Kimbrough who sadly and suddenly passed away last December. The studio recording, consisting of Frank's original music, is being produced by Elan Mehler at Newvelle Records.

Slow Poke at Home has been remastered by the legendary Gene Paul. Listen to this classic and more of Michael's albums on bandcamp.

Live Performances

Gigs are back! Michael is thrilled to share some upcoming shows happening this season in NYC.

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Updated : 28 04 2021